Policeman James B. Wiggins

Policeman James B. Wiggins

Chattanooga Police Department, Tennessee

End of Watch Monday, April 28, 1879

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James B. Wiggins

Policeman Wiggins was shot and killed while responding to a disturbance call at a local brothel. Two men were arrested and taken to jail but a third man opened fire, killing Policeman Wiggins. The shooter was apprehended but later escaped from jail and was never recaptured.

Bio

  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Escaped from jail

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Officer Wiggins,
On today, the 140th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Chattanooga. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

April 28, 2019

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